STEVE AND CAROLE IN VENCE

Magazines About Vence

In addition to books and brochures & fliers about Vence, there are also some magazines that have been published over the years about the town. I think there may be a few dating back to the 1930s but I’ve been unable to find any of those. What I have found is a series known as Vence et ses Environs. To date there have been 59 issues published. The earliest one I have is #11 which was published in June of 2003.

The magazine is published by the Association “Vence and its surroundings during the 20th century” a local organization here in Vence. Their goal is to write about subjects related to Vence – using archives, testimonies, photos, audible pieces and other elements. They usually publish two or three issues per year.

The only place I’ve ever seen these sold is at the E.Leclerc Espace Culturel book and multimedia store on the Grand Jardin here in Vence. It’s been easy to find the current version of this magazine but older copies are hard to come by. I’ve searched on the web many times but never found any for sale. However, at the 2024 Book Fair in Vence I did find an older gentleman who was selling a few back copies. I immediately purchased them and asked if he had any others. He told me to come back in the afternoon, which I did, and he had another stack for me. So now I have almost 1/2 of all the available issues in my collection.

If you have any questions about any of these magazines, or would just like more information, drop me an email at steve@steveandcaroleinvence.com.

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vence et ses Environs N°36

Vence et ses Environs N°36

Raymond Ardisson and others

2011 / French

Paper

36 pages / 21cm x 30cm

This issue is from Winter 2011 and features articles on the Claude Bellucci, Célestin Freinet, Alber Curel, Christmas stories and much more.

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vence et ses Environs N°39

Vence et ses Environs N°39

Raymond Ardisson and others

2012 / French

Paper

36 pages / 21cm x 30cm

This issue is from Winter 2012 and features articles on the Le Paibn des Halles, André Mellira, Conte des Santons, Artist Fountains and much more.

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vence et ses Environs N°38

Vence et ses Environs N°38

Raymond Ardisson and others

2012 / French

Paper

36 pages / 21cm x 30cm

This issue is from Summer 2012 and features articles on the l’épercerie la Marseillaise, the 27th commemoration of the Liberation of Vence, Place Godeau, the Nuits du Sud of 2012 and much more.

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vence et ses Environs N°54

Vence et ses Environs N°54

Raymond Ardisson and others

2021 / French

Paper

34 pages / 21cm x 30cm

This issue is from February 2021 and features articles on the Notre-Dame de l’Ara and Sainte Colombe chapels, the Festival of Saint Elisabeth in 2019 and much more.

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vence et ses Environs N°56

Vence et ses Environs N°56

Raymond Ardisson and others

2022 / French

Paper

34 pages / 21cm x 30cm

This issue is from March 2022 and features articles on the Tamara in Vence, Jean Dubuffet, Vence in Provence and much more.

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vence et ses Environs N°57

Vence et ses Environs N°57

Raymond Ardisson and others

2022 / French

Paper

38 pages / 21cm x 30cm

This issue is from Winter 2022 and features articles on the La Colombe d’Or, Music of Vence, Villa “Lo Camp” and much more.

Steve and Carole in Vence - Vence et ses Environs N°58

Vence et ses Environs N°58

Raymond Ardisson and others

2023 / French

Paper

38 pages / 21cm x 30cm

This issue is from Autumn 2023 and features articles on the Rolling Stones, old Vence mills, Pierre Chave, René Crevel and much more.